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Brooks enters virgin territory

Production News
January 2, 2019


Lighting for country singer Garth Brooks, at Notre Dame Stadium (cap. 80,800) in Indiana, required a design that would look good on television, says lighting designer Bob Peterson.

He needed 100 fixtures for the CBS Television coverage in addition to the 300 deployed by the production, which was dominated by a star-shaped stage in 360 degree format. This, the first concert staged at the venue, was the opening night of a tour that will take Brooks to venues such as Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (cap. 91,900), U.S Bank Stadium (66,650) in Minneapolis and State Farm Stadium (63,400) in Glendale, Arizona.

Peterson approached Bandit Lites to supply fixtures including Chauvet Rogue Beam R2, GLP X4, Robe BMFL and BMFL Wash Beams, VL 6000, VL 3500 Washes, Martin Atomic LED Strobes and Phillips Nitro RGBW Strobes, as well as two full-sized grandMA 2 consoles for control.

“In usual fashion, Garth went where no one has ever been before – the hallowed Notre Dame Stadium,” says Bandit Lites chairman and founded Michael T. Strickland. “The rig glowed bright even amid the wintry conditions and Garth delivered in a fashion and with an energy few can match.”

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